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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

USP seeks applications for the institution's top position of Vice Chancellor

The Council of the University of the South Pacific (USP) is seeking applications for the position of Vice Chancellor, the institution's top post, which is currently held by acting Vice Chancellor Dr Esther Williams after the sudden departure of Prof Anthony Tarr early this year.

It is understood that USP is looking for a candidate who has an outstanding record of academic and/or professional leadership; one who can provide the appropriate mix of visionary flair, personal leadership, and management skills to realise the goals of USP as the region's leading tertiary institution. Applicants should have an understanding of educational and public policy issues affecting Pacific Island countries and a commitment to the development needs and aspirations of Pacific Island peoples.

One of only two regional universities in the world, the University of the South Pacific (USP) serves the Pacific Islands region in and through its 12 Member Countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu, and maintains a strong regional presence through USP Campuses located in all its Member Countries.

The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive Officer of the University and its academic and administrative leader. The Vice-Chancellor is responsible to the University Council, the governing body of the University.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 31 October 2007. Full details of positions vacant are available at USP Vacancies.

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